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Category: Employee Benefits

Giving Workers What They Want

As workers continue to be well-positioned in a strong economy with low unemployment, employers are strategizing about how best to recruit and retain a strong, stable workforce. Many employers will be tempted to use gimmicks that were first made popular years ago among trendy tech firms– think ping pong tables and free snacks. But in…

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Total Compensation Statements Help Employers Recruit and Retain Top Talent

A recent article in Employee Benefit News notes that U.S. companies continue to be cautious when it comes to handing out raises and bonuses. But in today’s environment of historically low unemployment, employers still need to compete in order to recruit and retain top talent. One tactic they are embracing is improving their benefits offerings. Unfortunately for…

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Are Your Employees Thankful for Benefits?

A recent article in Employee Benefit News examines an emerging trend of employers making changes to existing benefit offerings with the goal of increasing employee retention and boosting recruitment efforts. While the article focuses on examples of companies adding new benefits, it also mentions the following example of a situation in which a current benefit…

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Study: Employers Pay Nearly 75 Percent of the Cost of Health Insurance

Chances are you didn’t see the above headline last week. However, it is one takeaway from the 2018 Employer Health Benefits Survey published by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Most articles about the survey focused on the finding that the average cost of employer-provided health insurance reached nearly $20,000 over the past year. Of course, there is…

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